Weaver in race against time

07 February 2007 02:01
Manchester City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver is unsure whether he will be fit enough to face Portsmouth this weekend as he battles to recover from a hip injury. Weaver picked up the problem when he collided with team-mate Richard Dunne in the home defeat to Reading and had to be replaced by Andreas Isaksson. Weaver, who is out of contract in the summer, told the Manchester Evening News: "It was one of those situations where Dunney and I both thought we were best placed to deal with the throughball. "We both arrived at virtually the same time and his knee accidentally caught my hip. It was just a pure accident. "I can't describe how painful it was, it was the worst pain I've experienced on a football pitch that's for sure. "I tried to carry on but obviously my mobility was affected as the injury stiffened up and I had no choice but to come off. "There's some bruising but like all bangs it will settle down and already has to a certain extent but it is still too early to say how it will be at the weekend. "If I was an outfield player I'd be confident of making the match but the fact that I have to dive around on it makes the situation a bit different."

Source: ESA